Devin Shepherd was evicted on Thursday night from Big Brother 16 after leading the biggest game of the season so far. Of course playing a big game isn’t always the smartest game to play in the house, but no one can say he didn’t keep us entertained.
After 28 days in the Big Brother house Devin walked out the door with a smile on his face and you can hear it still in his voice this morning when we spoke. He was the first to admit mistakes made in the game while maintaining he enjoyed every minute of his experience.
We ran through a LOT of questions and honestly I could have talked with Devin twice as long and still not covered everything there was to discuss, but I think we’ve hit the major points in our interview.
Matthew Boyer – Big Brother Network (BBN): You were riding high with your alliance in control of the game, but now here you are. From your perspective, what went wrong?
Devin Shepherd: Everything that you could imagine went wrong. I was at the top of my game. I was at the top of the hill and I came tumbling down really fast and hard.
Two big things and I’ve made them very clear through my stay in the house. If I could do things differently I would not have formed an alliance on Day 2. Yesterday on my eviction day I was just getting to know everybody in the house and what made them tick. It wasn’t smart to form an alliance with people I didn’t know. Eventually I ended up tearing it down because of paranoia and seeing some of their characters and realizing I don’t want to work with these people.
Second thing was I should have put up [as a renom] Victoria instead of Zach. I was in an alliance regardless and I knew by breaking down one person in the alliance that the rest of it would come crumbling down, but Brittany touched my heart and got to me on a parent level with some of her backstory. I couldn’t justify leaving her there as a father of a daughter.
If I had put up Victoria next to Paola I think Victoria would have gone home last week and I’d be in the good graces of the house.
BBN: If creating the Bomb Squad on Day 2 was your worst move. What was your best move?
Ding Dong the Witch is dead! I was still holding out hope that the house would realize that Caleb was the bigger threat and they would band together – or at least 6 of them – and keep Devin this week. Say what you want about his game, but he made for great TV. We have had players before that played too fast, and we have seen players flip flop several times in one week – but we have never seen anyone like him.
The last 2 weeks we have seen the biggest pawn leave, and now the biggest target leave – so, these Houseguests will have to start turning on each other. The other thing that I am still upset with was Nicole & Christine promised to cast hinky votes for Devin – causing Caleb to have a Cowboy Beast Mode Meltdown. But they probably got scared that they would get found out and become targets when they are both solidly in the middle and on no ones radar.
Team America is back at it again this week with their second mission and a strong position to make it happen. Read on to find out which target viewers selected: a floater or a threat.
It sure has been another crazy week in the Big Brother house! I feel like I watch it different this year than I did before. I get nervous, excited, anxious, annoyed with the players like I always have but this season I feel like I have more compassion for them.
I especially felt bad for Jocasta when she was sick but when Donny guaranteed her safety with the veto I felt like I seen another side of Jocasta. Sure Jocasta cried and all that which seems to be the theme of the house this season but she also showed me as a viewer how deeply she really wants to be there in the game and that earned her some respect in my book. Speaking of the tender hearted let’s move on to Caleb….
Following last night’s Big Brother episode where we saw Devin Shepherd walk out the front door two more HGs were crowned as this week’s Heads of Household. But who would they put up on the block? No mysteries this week and as the pair were quite vocal in the targets.
Overnight we heard a lot of discussions and shifting in plans as the nominees were worked through the gears and spit out on the other side with pairings and HoH ownership. Find out who is going on the block and should prepare for the upcoming Battle of the Block competition on Friday.
It’s a new week in the Big Brother 16 house, so let the game talk begin. It didn’t take long after the HOH results were revealed for us to find out who the planned nomination pairs are for the week. There’s still some disagreement on who will nominate whom, but the pairs seem to be solidified. Find out what else happened on the Big Brother feeds last night.
Big Brother 16 Live Feed Highlights – Thursday, July 17, 2014: